HSFF14 Official Selections 10thAnnual

HollyShorts Film Festival Official Lineup!

HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL LINEUP FOR 2014 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Over 400 Top Short Films From Around The World Selected

2014 Selection Features The Most Star-Studded Lineup in Festival’s History

 

Hollywood August 5, 2014—HollyShorts has announced the full lineup of short films for the upcoming 10thanniversary of the HollyShorts Film Festival taking place August 14-23, 2014 at the TCL Chinese Theater and Roosevelt Hotel, the biggest short film festival in Los Angeles.

Here’s short snapshot of the star powered-shorts showing in the HollyShorts lineup:

The Magic Bracelet starring Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld, Kaitlin Doubleday, Bailee Madison, Jackson Rathbone and directed by Jon Poll (screens 8/15 at 12noon).

Last Call directed by Camille Delamarre who is currently directing Transporter 4 (screens 8/15 at 2:30pm).

Chocolate Milk Directed by Michael Ring and J.R. Soldano starring Harvey Guillen (8/15 at 2:30pm).

Alex Prager’s Face in The Crowd starring Elizabeth Banks (screening 8/15 at 7:30pm).

Today’s The Day starring Danny Devito and directed by Daniel Cloud Campos (screening 8/16 at 7:30pm).

Bulimia: The Musical starring Gary Anthony Williams, Cedric Yarbrough, Jamie Denbo, Katherine Burns and directed by Kristin McCasey (screening 8/16 at 10pm).

#twitterkills starring Sarah Paulson and Nathan Parsons and directed by Brett Sorem (screening 8/16 at 10pm).

Clapping for the Wrong Reasons starring Donald Glover and directed by Hiro Murai (screening 8/18 at 7:30pm).

Jordan Bradley and Travis Champagne’s The Sound of Trains starring Daniel Baldwin (screening 8/19 at 7:30pm).

 

1%ERS starring Michelle Rodriguez and directed by Francesca de Sola (screens 8/18 at 5pm).

Resurrection Slope starring John Hawkes and directed by Tamara Feldman (screens 8/19 at 12noon).

Life Coach starring Andy Dick directed by Remond Francois (screening 8/20 at 12noon).

Interstate starring Gina Rodriguez and directed by Camille Stochitch (screens 8/20 at 5pm).

One Armed Man executive produced by Philip Seymore Hoffman, starring Terry Kinney and directed by Tim Guinee (screens 8/21 at 5pm).

The Box directed by Jon Huertas and Andrew Bikichky (screening 8/21 at 5pm).

All of the short films among the rest of the entire lineup of 400+ shorts will be premiering during the 10-day extravaganza which features slew of galas, panels, conversations with the next gen filmmakers, private receptions and much more.

The full lineup can currently be viewed on the HollyShorts Tumblr. The full festival schedule and tickets are now available at hollyshorts.com.  

Programming Highlights below, all screenings take place at the TCL Chinese Theaters:

The $40K Latino Art Beat Youth Film challenge program takes place on Friday at 12noon.

Canada and France dominated this year’s top international submissions and HollyShorts will feature a Canadian short film showcase on Friday August 15 at 2:30pm and Vive La France, a French films showcaseon Saturday at 12noon.

On Friday August 15 horror fans can catch some of the scariest short movies during the 10pm Horror Shorts program Presented by Eli Roth’s The Crypt.

HollyShorts will have two Midnight Madness Shorts programs: one at 11:59pm on Friday August 15 and one at 11:59pm on Saturday August 16.

Family Friendly and animated short films screen on Saturday August 16 at 2:30pm. The Saturday August 16lineup also includes a top tier Romance Shorts program at 5pm, Dramatic Shorts at 7pm and the prime time Comedy Shorts showcase at 10pm.

Sunday August 17 is Washington Day at HollyShorts. At 12noon the festival will showcase an array of top short movies shot in Washington State. Following the screening is a special panel devoted to production incentives in Washington taking place at the Roosevelt Hotel. The Washington Films consortium lead by Evil Slave will also host a cocktail reception at the Film Conference at 6pm.

Also on Sunday August 17 is the Student Shorts Showcase at 2:30pm, and not to be missed VFX Showcase at5pm and Sci Fi Shorts at 7:30pm. At 10pm Sunday night is the Thrillers Shorts program.

There are 2 Documentary Shorts programs, one Monday August 18 at 12noon and one on Thursday August 21 at 12noon.

Monday August 18 also features Time Machine at 2:30pm a program of period piece short films, also a second program of International Shorts at 5pm, the fest’s popular Music Videos celebration at 7:30pm, which will feature the bands/groups in attendance and Animation for Grown Ups program at 10pm.

Tuesday August 19 at 12noon SAGIndie Presents OutShorts, 2:30pm is Women in Film shorts, followed by a5pm Drama program, a 7:30pm Thriller program and the 10pm Action Shorts show.

Wednesday August 20 at HollyShorts is Digital Day Presented By General Assembly. At 12noon is the Romantic Comedy program, 2:30pm marks the Coming of Age Shorts, 5pm showcases a top Drama Shorts program, 7:30pm is Funny Shorts with 10pm closing out the day with the popular Web Series program. The Film Conference at the Roosevelt on Digital Day will feature top digital sessions and a special cocktail at 6pmPresented by General Assembly.

Thursday August 21 is Awards night at HollyShorts. The ceremony takes place at 8pm at the Roosevelt. But prior to the Awards, audiences can check out the HollyShorts Alumni program at 2:30pm, Time Machineperiod pieces at 5pm, and more student shorts at 7:30pm.

New this year are two additional days of screenings, Friday August 22 and Saturday August 23. Fridayfeatures: Take Me There program at 2:30pm, Indi.com winners and the 48 hour Disability Competition winners program at 5pm, Drama Shorts at 7:30pm, and Friday Night Live at 10pm. Saturday features: Next Gen Showcase at 12noon, The HollyShorts Monthly Screenings Winners showcase at 2:30pm, Short But Sweetshow at 5pm and Last But Not Least at 7:30pm.

There will also be a closing alumni Feature Doc presentation at 10pm on 8/23, which will be announced by the organizers shortly. At 10pm is the final closing bash for the festival, the location for that will also be announced shortly.

 

This year, HollyShorts has achieved records across the board. Starting with it’s famed monthly screening series, which expanded beyond Los Angeles and into Miami, Austin and New York, the festival received well over 1600 submissions for the August mega-festival. The organizers have accepted and programed a fest record 400 short movies. Filmmakers from Canada, France, Spain, Mexico, the UK, Italy, Haiti, UK, Ireland, Israel, South Africa will transcend to Hollywood in the coming weeks all for HollyShorts.  Film schools such as USC, UCLA, Chapman, Florida State, NYU, Columbia, Tisch Asia, NYFA and AFI are all represented with official selections.

After incredible feedback from last year’s panel series, the organizers have once again beefed up the lineup for the HollyShorts Film Conference, a co-located event taking place at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. Seed&Spark, the one stop shop where filmmakers can crowdfund, distribute and interact with their audiences is joining forces with Tugg, the platform that gives audiences power to bring movies to local theaters to deliver the keynote address at the upcoming the Film Conference, which is Presented By Method Studios. Other participating companies include Warner Bros. TV, Lionsgate, CBS, General Assembly, PGA Digital, CSA, Route 1 Films, DigitalLA, Voltage, Electus, Women In Film, Shout Factor’s Scream Factory, Fangoria, ShortsHD, UCLA Extension, IndieFlix, Tribeca Film Festival, The Weinstein Co., AMPAS, The Hollywood Reporter, New Filmmakers LA, Evil Slave, Quick Film Budget, Final Draft, Full Moon Entertainment, Circus Road, Three Point Capital, among others.

HollyShorts is awarding nearly $200,000 worth of production and scholarship prizes.  Company 3 is awarding $45,000 in Post-Production Services including $15,000 for the Best Short, $10,000 For Best Director, $10,000 for Best Cinematographer $5,000 For Best Music Video and $5,000 in Post services for Best Commercial. Method Studios will award a $10,000 Post-Production Services Prize for Best VFX. Latino Art Beat (LAB) and HollyShorts Youth Film Competition celebrating young filmmakers’ will award the winning young filmmaker a $40,000 scholarship prize to attend The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA). Sponsors also include UCLA Extension, NYFA, ShortsHD among others.

HollyShorts opening night tickets are currently available at www.hollyshorts.com. All access passes are also available.

About HollyShorts

HollyShorts Film Festival is an annual short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. HollyShorts is devoted to the advancement of filmmakers through screenings, Q&A sessions and networking events. The HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 30- minutes or less. For more information please visitwww.hollyshorts.com.

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#twitterkills Brett Sorem



1%ERS Francesca de Sola



2-Star Jacob Halajian



A Little Broke Nic Novicki



A New Leaf Clinton Cornwell



A Quiet Courage James Card



A Stitch in Time (for $9.99) Mu Sun



After Lydia Nicholas Bradford-Ewart



ALCHEMY Winston Abalos



Alesia-Andrea (Official Music Video) LUCAS POSSON



All Those Delicate Cuts by Das Muerte Phil Mucci



Almost Crimes Diego Vega Jenkins



Alone Together Blake West



Amour (Love) Mark Columbus



And Then Ka?Ramuu Kush



Animal Cookies Matthew Temple (with his Daughters)



Anniversario Jeffrey Dechausse



Another Life Mark Lammerding



Anxious Oswald Greene-Capilano University Canada Marshall Axani



App Alexander Berman



Artful Gambit Sigurd Culhane



As Long As You Watch My Heart Jacob Lundgaard Andersen



Asleep & Awake Joshua Giuliano



ATOMIK Bruno Mourral



Atrium Dave Paige



BAD TIMING Brandon Ravet



Bad Weather Films Peter Vass & Sam Milman



Bagels: The Movie Nick Hoffa



BALD Felipe Torres Urso



BAM Won Kang



Barista Rebekah McKendry



Beep Yvan Iturriaga



Behind The Bush Yoann Luis



Benny Picasso Charlie Alderman



Bernard Le Grand (Bernard The Great) Philippe Lupien



Besties Brooke Lenzi



Billie’s Blues Louis-Jean Gore



Bingo Night Jordan Liebowitz



Bitter Taco Steve Reese



BLACKOUT Alana Waksman



Blood Divideda Family Debate Corey Grant



Blowjob Jeff Vespa



Bound For Greatness Jimmy Gadd



Boxer On The Wilderness Alexandra Boyd



Boyfriend(s) Chris Varonos



Boys Noize ‘Starwin’ Michael Bishop



Break The Bars David Bianchi



Breakdown Brayden Yoder



Breakfast of Champions Ben Slatkin



Brooklyn Farmer Michael Tyburski



Brothers Daniel Rubesam



Bug James Pillion



Building Lines Mike Byrd



Bulimia: The Musical Kristin McCasey



& Marie-Helene Viens



& Allison Bosma



BULLY Robert Weiermair



Bunker Ned Ehrbar



Cafe Rebo (Haiti) Bruno Mourral



Cain-Columbia Zijian Yan



Call Her Lotte Annekathrin Wetzel



Capstone’s Oak Will Phelps



Carolina Parakeet A.J. Briones



Cash for Gold Robert Enriquez



Chase Marc Ruiz



Check Please Geoffrey James



Chocolate Milk Michael Ring and Harvey Guillen



Chula Victoria E. Soberal



Clapping for the Wrong Reasons Hiro Murai



Club Magic Moment Zachary Volker



COCA COLA COMMERCIAL Salvador Carrasco



Crazy Charlie Jejuan R. Guillory



Criminal Denzel Whitaker



Crying Man Brett Allen Smith



CRYSTAL Chell Stephen



Dark Origins Evan Randall Green



David Sedaris’ The Learning Curve Phil McCarty



De Puta Madre



Death by Omelette Greg Emetaz



Decon Luke Snailham



Delicious Ambiguity Justin Canel



Deliver Us-NYFA Laura Elisa Perez



Deserted Sammi Cohen



A Love Story Catherine Black



Destroy The Alpha Gammas Scott Brown



Diego Sara Seligman



Dirty Cues Cesar Gamino



Disabilidates Marques Chaney and Rachel Handler



Disconnected Ludovic Littee



Displaced But Not Defeated Maria Ceballos Paz



Distance Daniel Allan Langa



Dogonauts: Enemy Line Justin Rasch and Shel Rasch



Domino Falling Siavash Farahani



DRAG me: A Urban Music Tale Nikos Kellis



Drudge Kheireddine El-Helou



Duality Trailer Emad Asfoury



Dustland- AFI Jacob Lundgaard Andersen



Each Time Again Kip Kubin



Effed! Renny Maslow



El Tiempo del Agua Shahriar Adham El Kosht



Eleanor Ambos Interiors Andrew Michael Ellis



Electric Indigo Jean-Julien Collette



Elefante Pablo Lacuren



Elvis The Cat Matthew Cardarople



Emily Guy Davies



Emma and I Rock Chang



Escape John Wynn



Ethan & Eli Katrina Albright



EUGENE Catalina Hoyos-Restrepo



EVE Eric Gandois



Exit Hoods ‘Spooky Actions In The Distance’ Ilya Simakov



Face In The Crowd Alex Preger



FAR Brian Crewe



Father & Son Richard Courtney



Fight the Robots Russell Sadeghpour



Find Your Beach Mike Smith Rivera



Firsts ( First Night of the Rest of your Life) & (First Running into the Ex) Andrew Miller & Kevin Ward



Fist Gavin Hignight



Floating Sunflowers Francisco Solorzano



Footprints Bill Plympton



Forerunner Christopher He



Found. Jessie Rabideau



Foureyes Conor Byrne



From 1994 Casey Warren Danielle Krieger



Future Hero Ramin Serry



Ganas Dan Eccles



Garbage Day Matt King



Gasmask Pablo Bonelli



Gentle Men “Letting Go” Matthew Irving EpsteinNoah Sermos Martin



Get Some The Horton Brothers



GHOST LIGHT PJ Germain



Ghost of A Smile Peder Thomas Pedersen, Simon Bonde



Gli Zii (UK) Gerard Monaco



Glinda Nicole Cosgrove



Glossolalia Benjamin Disinger



Glow Douglas Jessup



Good Samaritan Jeffrey Reddick



Goutte d?Or Christophe Peladan



GREG - AFI Eric Yang



Grisha trailer Brendan O’Sullivan & Pelin Kirca



GURU Jonathan Kluger & Yassine Azzouz



H A L L U C I N A T I O N Anna Akana



Half Sour Sean McGing & Mary Anne Rothberg



Hands Down John Lawson



Happy Birthday Mr. Zombie David Leclercq



Happy Birthday-USC Richard Heredia-Arriaga



Happy Hour Gretl Claggett



Harmony Logan Kibens



He Took His Skin Off For Me-London Film School Ben Aston



Head Side Up John Byford



Hector: Lost Souls with Switchblades Jeff Compton



HelLA Rory Uphold



Herd In Iceland Lindsay Blatt



Here Comes The Rain Irene C Rodr¡guez



Hiccup Griffin Devine & Alyssa Radmand



Hilton Garden Inn Happy Hour SolMont Presents



His New HANDS Sudhanshu Saria



Hold Up Heart Justin Zsebe



Hollow Jason Salzman



Holloway Heights Alex Petrovitch, Katherine Randolph, John F. Beach & Bill Sebastian



HOME SWEET HOME Matthew Davis Hickney



Hotline Deva Blaisdell-Anderson and Lee Miller



Human Resources: Sick Days Aren’t A Game Jeff Barry



I Can See You Lucy Butler



I Remember You John Michael Kennedy



Alex Petrovitch, Katherine Randolph, John F. Beach & Bill Sebastian



I Swear Beautimus



IF WE TOOK A HOLIDAY Glenn Gaylord, Dennis Hensley & Nadya Ginsburg



Inheritance (UK) Matt Houghton



Inner Demons Ben Caird



Inside The Box David Martin Porras



Interstate Camille Stochitch



Interview Mikkel Okholm



Into The Silent Sea-Chapman Andrej Landin



Invasion of the Money $natcher$ Patrick Murphy



It’s A Thing Sebastian Crank, Sage McCommas & Meredith Morran



It’s About Time Snehal Patel



Jenny & Lalo Janine Salinas Schoenberg



John Varvatos Spot Neil Payne



Jon and Jen are Married. Gregory Fitzsimmons



JONESTOWN David B. Berget



Justlikeabitch (Ireland) Ruaidhri Conroy



KARAGANDA Max Weissberg



Keeping Up with the Joneses (UK) MIchael Pearce



King Eternal Christiano Dias



KOSMODROME Youcef Mahmoudi



Krisha Trey Edward Shults



La Belle Gueule Thierry Sausse



Lady of The Night Attie Albertus & Laurent Boileau



La-Haut (Up There) Bill Barluet



Lambing Season Jeannie Donohoe



Las Cieni Andrzej Cichocki



Last Call Camille Delamarre



LE DEVOIR Justin Wu



Le Gouffre Carl Beauchemin, David Forest



Le Village Marcel Simoneau



LIFE COACH Remonde Francois and Andy Dick



Lifers Joel Salaysay



Life’s



a Bitch Francois Jaros



London Grammar ‘Hey Now’ Christopher Ullens de Schooten



Looking For Rubbish Tim Stone



Los Olvidado David Feldman



Los Rosales Daniel Ferreira



LOST Xiaoxiao Chen



LOST PINES Britta Lundin



Love and Dating in LA! Alex Russell



Love and Laundry Bryce Morgan



LUCID Kevin K. Shah



Lucky 13th Kirstin Zotovich



Luna Antonio Perez



Machsom Joel Novoa



& Nicole Adam Ward



Malory



Man With



Manager Jacob Meszaros



Market Hours Jon Goldman



Mateo Nancy C. Mejia



MATT Seth Shapiro



MEDIATION Francisco Lorite



Minimum Max Joshua Ovalle and Phil Venti



Money Shot Jackie! Zhou



& Thomas Chrétien



& Ronald Quigley



a Movie Camera Ameenah Kaplan



Monsters big and small Alex Grybauskas



MONSTRO! Christopher Romano



Morning Dror Soref



Mouse-X Justin Tagg



My



2 Black Girlfriends Jenn Page



My Dear Americans Arpita Kumar



Neil and John in THE KEY Sherwin Shilati



Neon Hitch-We Can’t Stop Bryan Yokomi



Ni-Ni Melissa Hickey



No Company Benjamin Morgan



Noel Joe Holt



North Bay Adam Grabarnick



NOVA John Albanis



Numb Ivo Raza O Jogo Pedro Coutinho



Oceans Maria Juranic



Odyssea Morrisa Maltz



ON/OFF Thierry Lorenzi



One Armed Man Tim Guinee



One Please Jesse Burks



One-Minute Time Machine Devon Avery



ONLY ME Carlos Hurtado



OONA



- Kaleidoscope



Operation Barn Owl Satsuki Okawa



OstrichLand David McCracken



Out of Love Jon Ryan Sugimoto



Out To Lunch Nic Reader



- official music video Side of Fries



Paradiddle Craig Singer



Parole Officers Adam Ward



Penance Jeff Wolfe



Personal Day Philip Jessen



Petite Columbo ‘Cryonics’ Olivier Mastey



PIN IT Joshua Staman



Playtime-Tisch School of the Arts, Asia Hamad Al-Tourah



Please Hand Stamp Jeff Jenkins



Points of Origin Anya Leta



Poker Donkey Laura & Roger Ranney



Pole-Itics Emilee Wilson



Present Trauma USC Mark D. Manalo



Professional Conduct Becoming of an Elite Spy Matt Wells



Pull Over To Kill Robbie Ikegami



QANIS REDA MUSTAFA



Raging Balls of Steel Justice Michael Mort



Raker Ande Cunningham



Random Stop-UCLA Benjamin Arfmann



Reach - Van Cliburn Foundation Aaron Kodz



Recoil Evan Matthews



Recurring Symptoms Peter Szewczyk



Red Rider Gala Goliani



Reincarnation of Frank Margo Romero



Relics Jennie Allen



Research - A Web Series Adam Hall



Resignation Joshua Caldwell



Resurrection John Wardlaw



Resurrection Slope Tamara Feldman



Retreat Kris Theorin, Kurtis Theorin



Roads End Ben Renschen



Robin’s Egg Blue-USC Gorby Mu Fan Shih



Roland Trevor Cornish



Room 19 Kimberley Browning



Rotation Jenn George



Sad Motivator Nathan Alan Bunker



X Is Back Maxwell Benson



Sadat



Salvatore William Shermer



Sassi Keshet Never Eats Falafel (Israel) Nimrod Shapira



Satellite Beach Luke Wilson



Sausage Robert Grieves



Security (South Africa) Mark Middlewick



Serpent’s Lullaby Patricia CHICA



Service Jerry Pyle



Sex Pose Man Daniel



Sexy Shopping Antonio Benedetto



Shift Paradigm Ben Andrews



Shifter Diego Hallivis



Shower-Douche Marie-Eve Beaumont



Sic Joshua Hinkson



SLEEPOVER LA Lily Baldwin



Snowflake Francesco Roder



J Pico



& Adam Selo

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